Most people are on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Pinterest, where they share their life stories and personal information. Many share images and identities of their loved ones on these platforms or send them as messages to their friends. While no specific rule forbids biological parents from posting children’s images, it … Read moreAre You Allowed to Post Foster Kids on Social Media?
Facility will serve local youth in foster care, bring new jobs to DFPS Region 2 WICHITA FALLS, Texas – On Monday, Sept. 12, Texas Family Initiative (TFI) will begin construction on TFI Blue Skies, a new residential child care facility, in Wichita Falls, TX. The facility, which will serve high-needs youth in out-of-home care in … Read moreTFI Kicks Off Construction for New Wichita Falls Residential Child Care Facility
If you have biological children, you may not have problems with what they call you. Most will use names like mom and dad and their different variations. This comes naturally, and you do not think about it. However, families with foster children are a little different. Foster children come from different backgrounds; some already know … Read moreWhat Should Foster Children Call Their Foster Parents?
New Chief of Staff brings wealth of Texas child welfare knowledge to Role Wichita Falls, TX – The Family Initiative, Inc. (TFI) is pleased to announce Angela L. Nowell as the new Chief of Staff. Prior to serving in this new capacity, Nowell served as Texas Family Initiative’s Senior Administrator for Texas programs for more … Read moreTFI Announces New Chief of Staff
Are you thinking of becoming a foster parent to a teenager, but you are worried about how to welcome them and make the home comfortable? You should implement a few things to make the teenager feel welcome. These are; Create a Space for Them Have a room specifically designed to suit their taste. You can … Read more7 Ways to Make a Foster Teenager Feel Welcome at Your Home
Long-time TFI employee & Chase County resident assumes role of CFO Emporia, KS – TFI is pleased to announce Carol Dold Harris as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Dold Harris is a long-time TFI employee, having served in various roles in the past 21 years. Prior to serving as the CFO, Dold Harris served … Read moreTFI Announces New Chief Financial Officer
Socializing is integral to childhood development, but it can be incredibly challenging for foster children. Many of them have experienced trauma and may have difficulty trusting people. They may also be shy or withdrawn. For such children, making friends can be a real challenge. Here are some things you can do to help your foster … Read moreTips to Help Your Foster Child Build Meaningful Friendships
Long-term fostering typically refers to a court-approved permanent foster placement. Foster children often remain in the care of their foster families until their eighteenth birthday or even longer. It is considered the most rewarding type of foster care for both the child and the foster care. Long-term foster care allows a foster child and parent … Read moreEmbracing the Commitment of Long-term Fostering
TFI 2INgage to begin providing much-needed, essential prevention services to Texas families Abilene, TX – Texas Family Initiative (TFI) 2INgage, the Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Texoma and Big Country (Region 2) is pleased to announce it was awarded a contract to pilot Texas Family … Read moreTFI 2INgage Awarded Texas Family First Pilot Project in Region 2
Join the challenge & get active for kids in foster care Kansas – On any given day, there are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. Typically they are placed in out of home care at no fault of their own. They are away from friends, family and everything they know. … Read moreTFI Launches Fit for Foster Care Challenge To Bring Awareness & Raise Funds